Debbie Levy is the author of "We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song" (Jump At The Sun), "Imperfect Spiral," "The Year of Goodbyes" and other books for young people of all ages.
Her book, "The Year of Goodbyes" was aKirkus Best Book of 2010, a Parents' Choice Award recipient and a Sydney Taylor Award Notable Book, among other honors.
Debbie's next picture book, due out this summer, is "Dozer's Run: A True Story of a Dog and His Race," about a Goldendoodle that ran away from home to join a half-marathon and ended up raising tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research.
Vanessa Brantley-Newton grew up in a musical family who loved to sing. She is the illustrator of "We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song" (Jump At The Sun) , written by Debbie Levy, and author and illustrator of many other books, including "Let Freedom Sing," "Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table, "One Love," "Every Little Thing" (words by Bob and Cedella Marley) and "Presenting Tallulah" (by Tori Spelling).
Vanessa is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker and crafter who studied fashion illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology and children's book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She lives in Charlotte, N.C., with her family.